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#2930105 - Fri Jan 18 2013 09:51 AM Eastern Sport and Outdoor Show (ESOS) BOYCOTT
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Is everybody aware of the boycott due to their policy change concerning 'assault' weapons? They're not even allowing a sign by companies who make these style of guns. From what I understand, they had a whole section devoted to AR's and the like, it's all been eliminated. Lancaster Archery, among others, have already pulled out, taking a $2600 loss.

I know this is a big show with waterfowlers, I just thought you guys may want to know.


Edited by DTaylor (Fri Jan 18 2013 01:30 PM)
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#2930133 - Fri Jan 18 2013 10:24 AM Re: ESOS boycott [Re: DTaylor]
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who is esos?
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#2930134 - Fri Jan 18 2013 10:24 AM Re: ESOS boycott [Re: DTaylor]
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Many other non-firearm vendors have also decided not to attend. These are many small businesses that have already paid for their space. They will lose all funds spent to attend the show to display solidarity in the face of the decisions of the management at the ESOS. We need to support these businesses to help them recoup some of their losses. Not typically a "boycott" type of person however I will not attend this event.
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#2930135 - Fri Jan 18 2013 10:25 AM Re: ESOS boycott [Re: DTaylor]
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Eastern Sports and Outdoors Show
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#2930163 - Fri Jan 18 2013 10:50 AM Re: ESOS boycott [Re: LabandBirdman]
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Hi everyone, In case you didnít hear, The company the runs the Harrisburg Sportsman Show has just banned the selling of so called assault guns as well as the sale of any accessories for these guns and even the advertisement of these accessories at the up coming show. I have sent an e-mail to two of the people who handle this show. One is the Event Director and the other is the operations manager. I told them that I am planning to not attend the show this year due to this. If anyone is interested in contacting them about this, they can be reached at the following addresses: Event Director [email protected] and the Operation Manager [email protected] The company that is responsible for promoting the show is know as Reed Promotions.
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#2930167 - Fri Jan 18 2013 10:57 AM Re: ESOS boycott [Re: DTaylor]
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I have gone with my father every year I can remember so for at least 19 years. I talked to him the other day and we are not going due to the band. Always a good time but sometimes you just need to make a stand.

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#2930173 - Fri Jan 18 2013 11:05 AM Re: ESOS boycott [Re: DTaylor]
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This is a very worthwhile movement. Wish there was a list of all the companies that backed out so that we could post them up. If this isn't in the guns and gun conrtol sections someone should post it there. I've heard about this through the grape vine. I wouldn't step foot in that door knowing this.

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#2930183 - Fri Jan 18 2013 11:10 AM Re: ESOS boycott [Re: DTaylor]
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To not even allow pictures of freedom rifles is going way to far, the will take sportsman's money at the door. Then turn their backs against them.
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#2930201 - Fri Jan 18 2013 11:20 AM Re: ESOS boycott [Re: DTaylor]
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duck water boats is one there is no way i will be going. a+ duck water for pulling out
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#2930224 - Fri Jan 18 2013 11:33 AM Re: ESOS boycott [Re: DTaylor]
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I'll try to post the list here when I get time.

Yes Mark, the Hoov is taking a stand as well, I was making a video for him to loop at the show...still gonna make it for later but now I'll have more time. smile
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